MINNEAPOLIS — The Minneapolis City Council approved a resolution put forth by the Homegrown Minneapolis initiative to support the production, sale and consumption of local, sustainably produced foods in the city and surrounding region.
Four main areas
The Homegrown Minneapolis initiative began in December 2008 and met with more than 100 stakeholders within the city to develop recommendations in four main areas: farmers markets, commercially oriented urban agriculture, community/school/home gardens and commercial use of locally grown foods.
The initiative collected public comments on draft recommendations. The full recommendations are available at www.ci.mpls.mn.us/dhfs/homegrown-home.asp.
With the approval of the resolution, a new Implementation Task Force will begin working on the formation of a city advisory committee on food policy; draft policy on community garden programs; suggestions for the city’s state legislative agenda; the creation of a citywide topical plan on community gardens and urban agriculture; improved coordination among farmers markets and a host of related initiatives.
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